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E-mu | Planet Phatt


E-mu's synth module designed with classic hip hop, modern R&B, acid jazz and trip hop in mind! All the sounds you need to create PHATT tracks! Tight basslines and thumpin' 808 kicks, this box has it all. It also includes all the common lead and rhythmic sounds in hip hop, rap and R&B. The BEATS mode is great for generating grooves and ideas that you can jam with! Oh yeah, and the sounds are great! They have very analog-like controls such as filters, envelopes and LFO modulation effects! And everything is MIDI controllable!

In 2000 E-mu released a new urban and hip hop sound module called the Mo’Phatt. It upped the soundset to a wopping 32 MB of sounds, and polyphony increased to 64 voices. A subsequent keyboard version followed in 2002 called the MK-6 Mo’Phatt Keys. And a desktop sequencer version with 128 voices, the MP-7 Command Station was released at the end of 2001.

ModelPlanet Phatt
Engine TypeDigital
Voices (max)32
LFOYes with 2 sources and 42 destinations + excellent MIDI control
Engine Detailed8MB of ROM samples
Filter (VCF)Digital
Envelope (VCA)2 AHDSR envelopes
Memory640 patches
Recording100 beats, 28 songs.
Key typeN/A
Produced:1997 - 1997
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.


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